Kampala City is famously described as the green city in the sun. Kampala is the commercial and administrative capital of Uganda. Like the legendary Rome, Kampala was originally built on 7 hills. Today Kampala spreads over more than twenty hills. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa.
Some of the key points to visit in Kampala are;
The Owino Market - the largest local market in Uganda. Here, you will find just about anything new or used. Some have termed it the"bend-down boutique" as everyone bends to make a purchase of some of the clothing, shoes, bags and just about anything that is laid out on the ground.
The Taxi Rank - this is where everybody goes to find a taxi(mini-bus) ride home. The cheapest means of getting around in kampala, the only thing that can describe the taxi rank is; 'organised chaos'(You can see a bit of it in the header picture for this page)
The Uganda Museum - A historical feature with lots of colonial, cultural and traditional collections.
Namugongo shrines - A historical and traditional feature it’s the place where the first Ugandan Christians (martys) were executed at the orders of kabaka Mwanga, one of Buganda is kings.
Makerere University - The first and oldest university in East Africa.
Kabakas Lake - the biggest man-made lake in East Africa, was dug out under the orders of the king of the Buganda tribe.
Namirembe Cathedral -The first and oldest church that was constructed by the first European Missionaries.
Bahai Temple -The biggest and only temple building of its kind in Africa.
The Crafts Village – A place to buy African art and African souvenirs of all types